/Ic/ I have to ask. Is copying someone else's image or work a legitimate way of improving or getting better? I've been doing it on and off for the past year or so, but I always feel like Im just cheating and not actually doing anything to improve. When I do make something without a reference it usually turns out just as good as the copied ones but I honestly cant tell.
And no I dont like print the image and just trace over it, I do it by eye if it matters in any way. So thats another factor that may play into it. Pic unrelated.
Since no one seems to be here. Here's the image in particular I was referring to. I finished this last night. I'll post the reference afterwards.
But I mean, I dont care how shit I may be I enjoy doing it and I wanna get good you know?
And heres the image I used. On a purely copying level did I manage to make something good? Im not asking if what I drew itself was good, but did I make it similarly enough to pic related?
[spoiler]Also yes I didnt color her clothes and had, I felt that leaving just the blood would give a better effect. [/spoiler]
>Is copying someone else's image or work a legitimate way of improving or getting better?
>but I always feel like Im just cheating
You cannot draw what you do not know. Always use reference.
>>I do it by eye
Try harder. Your copy doesn't look anything like the reference. Put some time in it.
Im surprised someone bothered to reply after so long a time.
>Your copy doesn't look anything like the reference. Put some time in it.
I drew it over a couple days. Not all at once, more like 3 or 4 hours in total. Mind specifying anything in particular?